Crisis club Bury’s fixtures could be suspended ahead of the new season, the English Football League has warned.

The League One club –formed in 1885 – were deducted 12 points ahead of the new Sky Bet League One season after entering a Company Voluntary Agreement over unpaid debts. Its opening fixture with MK Dons has been postponed by the English Football League (EFL). Further fixtures may also be postponed.

The EFL, said in a statement, that the league has the ability to suspend Bury’s fixtures under Regulation 28.2 should the SAG confirm the club does not have the sufficient resources and facilities for its opening fixtures and/or it fails to provide all the outstanding information and documentation.

EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans said: “This is an incredibly difficult and complex situation for all those involved, in particular the staff, players and supporters of the club.

“We fully recognise the value and importance of the club to the local community and its fans, and will continue to work proactively and diligently with the ownership, as we have done over an extended period of time to try and ensure Bury FC has a long-term future as a member of the EFL.”

Bury were promoted last season and entered the CVA after a winding-up petition over unpaid debts was adjourned at the High Court in June.